The UCA/CUCM conference in Las Vegas meant it was time for change in the Board of Directors of CUCM. Tracey Davidoff, MD, FCUCM, former Vice-President rotated off the board and Jasmeet Bhogal, MD, MBA is now Immediate Past-President. Chris Chao, MD, became President, Chrysa Charno, RPA-C, MBA, FCUCM advanced to Vice-President, and Cesar Mora Jaramillo, MD, FAAFP, FCUCM was elected Treasurer. Remaining to serve you include Seema Awatramani, MD, FAAP, FCUCM, Tim “Timbo” Taylor, MD, Joseph Toscano, MD, FCUCM, and Max Lebow, MD.

We would like to welcome three new board members: Patrick O’Malley, MD, Erin Topf, RPA-C, and Michael Weinstock, MD. Here’s what makes them passionate about Urgent Care and a little bit of what they bring to the Board.

Patrick O’Malley, MD

“I am a board-certified emergency physician in South Carolina. My main clinical interest lies in managing lacerations and clinical education. I joined the Board to help improve clinician engagement in the specialty and to improve Urgent Care education and research.”

Erin Topf, RPA-C

“I graduated from UTSW in 2001 and have been practicing in Urgent Care since 2007 at Brazos Valley Urgent Care in College Station, TX.  I specifically enjoy procedures including laceration repairs and I&Ds, and the hands-on aspect of Urgent Care.  I joined the board to represent independently owned smaller Urgent Care practices and to advocate for the role of APPs in Urgent Care.” 

Michael Weinstock, MD

“I am an emergency medicine physician as well as the Director of Research and CME at the Adena Medical Center and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Adjunct at the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University. I have been very active in Urgent Care education as the Associate Editor for clinical content for the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine as well as editor of the new Urgent Care Podcast; UC MAX (part of the EM RAP family of products). I have spoken at many of the UCA conferences and was honored to join the CUCM board to further UC education and Excellence in Care. I have been the principal investigator for original research published in JAMA IM and Annals of Emergency Medicine. I am the author of the Bouncebacks! series of books. I have practiced medicine nationally and internationally including volunteer work in Papua New Guinea, Nepal, and the West Indies. Research interests include ED evaluation and management of chest pain, patient safety, EM medical education, and of course, Bouncebacks!”